Ginger Beef

The Second dish I made for Chinese Food night was delicious Ginger Beef.

Slightly less deep fried Ginger Beef! … “Healthier” kind of.

What you need:

  • 1 package of Beef stir fry fry strips (Flank steak)
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 carrots Juilenned (sticks)
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 1/8 cup grated fresh ginger
  • 5 cloves of garlic minced
  • Vegetable oil (enough to coat the wok thinly)
  • sesame seeds for garnish
  • Sauce
    • 1/4 cup soy sauce
    • 4 tbsp rice vinegar
    • 1/8 cup white sugar
    • 1/8 cup brown sugar
    • 1 tsp of crushed red pepper flakes
    • 1 tsp ground ginger powder
    • 1 tsp Chili paste

What to do:

  1. Whisk together sauce ingredients and put aside
  2. mix cornstarch, water and 2 eggs in a large food storage bag – seal, shake and mix well
  3. dredge your beef in the mixture – shake and coat well (if you can let it sit for a few minutes before dropping into the pan – it will coat better – maybe do this while the Chow Mein is cooking)
  4. Turn the wok on high and add your oil – then add your beef (be careful – it will splash back)  ** if you have a small wok – do it in batches *
  5. make sure the beef all is laying evenly and keep turning your beef until cooked – 4-5 minutes – remove from the wok and turn the wok down to medium heat
  6. drain the vegetable oil form the wok  and add in your sesame oil
  7. add your carrots (leaving a few for garnish) and your green onions ( also leaving a few for garnish), garlic and fresh ginger  – stir constantly
  8. add in your sauce and bring it to a boil – stir when you see it start to thicken
  9. add your beef back in and coat with the sauce. let this sit for another 3 minutes – stir frequently * you want the beef to be completely sticky with this sauce
  10. remove from wok and garnish with carrots, green onions and sesame seeds

This one is sooo good!

While this was cooking …. I also was working on the Sweet & Sour Chicken in a pan on the stove… see that recipe next!


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